Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling
Energy-efficient home heating and cooling systems keep you comfortable at a fraction of the cost of standard systems. They’re also safer, quieter and heat rooms more evenly. If you have electric zonal or forced air heat, you may qualify for a rebate of up to $1200 back. Let’s Get Started.
Want to learn which home improvements can have the greatest impact on heating costs and home comfort? Check out our Do-It-Yourself Energy Audit to help you learn how to upgrade and maintain your home to be a comfortable and healthy home while keeping down energy costs.
- Saves energy and reduces monthly expenses. Lower heating costs by 25-50 percent compared to standard electric heating systems.
- Extremely comfortable and ultra-quiet. Ultra-quiet fans evenly circulate air, eliminating hot and cold spots in rooms. Plus you can heat and cool individual rooms – each controlled by its own thermostat.
- Built-in air conditioner. An efficient, built-in air conditioner will keep you cool on those hot summer days.
- Better air quality. A built-in air filter improves air quality, making the air you breathe cleaner.
- Easy to use. Most units can be controlled by wireless remote control which makes it quick and easy to adjust the temperature as you move through your home.
You qualify for a rebate if you:
- Have a single family home, or a one to four unit apartment/townhome/condo.
- Are a City Light customer.
- Currently use electricity as your primary heat source. Homes with gas or oil furnaces are not eligible for a City Light rebate, however Seattle residents may be eligible for a rebate from the Office of Sustainability and Environment.
- Purchase qualified equipment and work with a participating contractor.
|Current System||Upgraded System||Rebate|
|Old ductless heat pump||Ductless heat pump with a minimum HSPF of 11.0||$100|
|Electric zonal heat or forced air furnace||Single ductless or single ducted mini-split with a minimum HSPF of 9.0||$800|
|Electric zonal heat||Multi ductless, ducted mini-split or combination ductless/ducted mini-split with a minimum HSPF of 8.2||$1000|
|Electric forced air furnace||Multi ductless, ducted mini-split or combination ductless/ducted mini-split with a minimum HSPF of 8.2||$1200|
*City Light is unable to provide a rebate on upgrades made to centrally ducted systems.
Not sure what type of heating system you need? Talk to a qualified contractor or contact an Energy Advisor for guidance.
- Learn more and see if an energy efficient heating and cooling system is right for you.
- Get bids from participating installers.
- Pick an installer.
- Complete the Household Information portion of the heating and cooling installation form and give it to your installer. Your installer will complete the form and submit it to City Light for final rebate processing.
- After installation is complete, submit your Seattle City Light rebate form directly to City Light, or to your contractor to submit on your behalf. Your contractor must also submit all required paperwork to the address located in the upper right hand corner of the installation form.
Are you a Seattle resident with an oil heated home?
Visit www.nomoreoilheat.com for available rebates.
Income-eligible customers may qualify for a free heating and cooling system.
Apply now through the City of Seattle’s HomeWise Program.